News from Boonshoft School of Medicine
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Public Health Grand Rounds event to focus on a One Health approach to disease outbreak
(Feb. 25, 2014) A Public Health Grand Rounds event will provide multidisciplinary teams with an opportunity to practice their response plans by going through the steps of a disease investigation. The event, “A One Health Approach to Disease Outbreak: A Public Health Emergency Response,” will be held Friday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center (581 Olive Road) in Dayton.
(Feb. 11, 2014) Boonshoft School of Medicine is now taking applications for its 2014 Horizons in Medicine program, which runs from June 9 through July 18. This unique program offers high school students, mostly from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds, the opportunity to see firsthand the science and delivery of health care that forms the foundation of a career in medicine. The application deadline is April 6.
(Feb. 6, 2014) Medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society are hosting a Day of Caring 2014 brunch site in White Hall on Sunday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the WSU campus. All proceeds from the pancake brunch will be donated to Greene County local housing and food coalitions, including Greene County Mobile Meals.
(Jan. 21, 2014) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as acting chair since May 1, 2012. Yaklic has been an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010, and serves as medical director for Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care.
(Jan. 16, 2014) Julie Gentile, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Boonshoft School of Medicine, was one of four people appointed to serve on the 28-member Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Part of WSU's Division of Advancement, the foundation manages gifts and some scholarship programs that support the university and its students.
Boonshoft School of Medicine professor organizes international conference on inflammation and cancer
(Jan. 15, 2014) Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, is chairing an international research conference sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The conference, “Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer,” will take place June 1-6, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Cambronero is organizing the event along with George M. Carman, Ph.D., Board of Governors professor of food science and director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research.
(Jan. 13, 2014) Justin P. Fox, M.D., chief resident in general surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has received the inaugural Jameson L. Chassin, M.D., FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The award was presented during the college’s business meeting at its annual Clinical Congress, which is one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world. The Chassin Award recognizes a chief resident in general surgery who exemplifies the values of compassion, technical skill and devotion to science and learning. The award is administered by the ACS Division of Education and will now be granted on an annual basis.
(Dec. 9, 2013) The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging recognized the Department of Geriatrics of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Dayton Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 (Planning and Service Area Region 2) with its 2013 Outstanding Area Agency on Aging/Provider Partnership of the Year Award.
(Dec. 9, 2013) The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has adapted the American Medical Association’s outreach program, “Doctors Back to School,” to help increase the number of minority physicians. The program relies on physician mentors such as Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., associate dean for student affairs and admissions and associate professor of family medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, to educate middle- and high-school minority students about family medicine and to encourage them to consider it as a career.
Boonshoft School of Medicine students win statewide Doctor’s Dilemma® contest for second consecutive year
(Dec. 2, 2013) For the second consecutive year, three fourth-year medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine won the statewide student Doctor’s Dilemma® contest at the 2013 Ohio Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) on Oct. 10, in Columbus. This year's winners were Doug Laurain, Luke Andera and Robert Beaulieu.
(Nov. 25, 2013) Two teaching hospitals affiliated with Boonshoft School of Medicine — Miami Valley Hospital and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center — were named top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission in October. The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance.
(Nov. 20, 2013) A dermatology resident and a fourth-year student from Boonshoft School of Medicine received awards in the poster competition at the 2013 Ohio Dermatological Association Annual Meeting in October in Columbus. Scarlett Boulos, M.D., (top left) a first-year resident in the Boonshoft School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, received first place, and Catherine Ullman, a fourth-year medical student, received third place.
(Oct. 22, 2013) Robert G. Carlson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR), and Timothy Lane, M.Ed., injury prevention coordinator for CITAR's Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning Project, were interviewed for the CoxMedia series on prescription drug abuse, “Prescription for Pain.” (Some Dayton Daily News articles require a subscription.)
Boonshoft School of Medicine students receive a grant to develop a parenting skills program for young adults at Daybreak
(Sept. 25, 2013) The American Psychiatric Foundation awarded two Boonshoft School of Medicine students with a Helping Hands grant for Project Parenthood, a program designed to provide parenting skills to young adult parents at Daybreak, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Jasmin Scott, a third-year medical student, and Ashleigh Welko, a fourth-year medical student, designed the program.
New York Times commentary quoted Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, about Healer's Art Course
(Sept. 18, 2013) Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, and Brent Aebi, a third year medical student, were quoted alongside counterparts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth medical schools in a New York Times commentary about the Healer’s Art course.
Wright State University awards Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., the 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
(Sept. 13, 2013) Wright State University recognized Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Communities at the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, with the 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Engagement.
Angela Clements, Michael Griffin join Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine as directors of major gifts
(Sept. 9, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has appointed Angela Clements, CPA, and Michael Griffin, M.B.A., as directors of major gifts. They will be responsible for growing, managing and sustaining a major gift portfolio for the medical school.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine earns Accreditation with Commendation for its continuing medical education
(August 13, 2013) The national Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) awarded the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation with Commendation at its July meeting. Accreditation with Commendation is awarded nationally to only a few CME providers that demonstrate compliance in 22 criteria. The ACCME commended the medical school for meeting the accreditation requirements and for demonstrating that it is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians served in the Miami Valley.
Air Force doctor, Wright State med student trains in local hospitals, offers medical aid on emergency runs
(August 19, 2013) Maj. Alex Keller, M.D., was an emergency medical technician (EMT) first before becoming a doctor in the Air Force. His enthusiasm to help others continues being a local paramedic/ firefighter with Bethel Township Fire Department.
(July 16, 2013) The National Institutes of Health has named Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, to its prestigious pregnancy study section that is instrumental in national biomedical research. Brown was appointed as a full member of the NIH Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2019. He will review grant applications, make recommendations and survey the status of research.
(June 18, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine student T.J. Klein has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2013-2014 to study autism in Oman. “This is a very prestigious honor for T.J. and the Boonshoft School of Medicine,” said Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs. Klein will begin the nine-month study in September.
(Feb. 12, 2014) Debra Mayes, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, was featured in a story posted in the online Wright State University Newsroom. A researcher who recently joined the WSU and Premier Neuroscience Institute, Mayes' research focuses on how to prevent and repair nerve damage from a disease that can cause behavior and developmental problems in children.
(Feb. 7, 2014) To examine health disparities in Montgomery County, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and the Ohio State Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Region IV will present four half-day seminars in 2014. The first seminar will be on Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m.-12:20 p.m., at Madison Lakes Conference Center in Dayton.
(Jan. 21, 2014) The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has approved a new residency program in neurology at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. The ACGME is a private, nonprofit council that evaluates and accredits residency programs in the United States. The Neurology Residency Program will help expand the number of neurologists in the Dayton region by training the future leaders in neurology patient care, research and education. The new program, which will begin on July 1, 2014, was approved to accept up to 16 residents.
(Jan. 17, 2014) Robert Peter Turk, M.D., Colonel, USAF (Ret.), professor emeritus at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 82. Dr. Turk will be remembered as a committed physician, a scholar, and an outstanding educator. He served on the voluntary faculty at the medical school from 1976 through 2010.
Wright State partners with Saudi university to create medical school modeled on Boonshoft School of Medicine
(Dec. 18, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine is expanding its global reach under a recent agreement that enables a new medical school in Saudi Arabia to get started in an innovative way, bringing Wright State’s medical education expertise to a new set of students. Under this unique agreement, Unaizah College of Medicine of Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, will deliver a concurrent educational experience for its students, parallel with the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s medical education program. Dean Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., Dean Parmelee, M.D., associate dean for academic affairs, and Larry Prochaska, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & molecular biology, traveled to Saudi Arabia in early December to meet with representatives of Unaizah College of Medicine to finalize the three-year $5.5 million renewable agreement and plan for its implementation.
Wright State University clinical medicine librarian receives regional 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award
(Dec. 3, 2013) The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association recognized Bette S. Sydelko, M.S.L.S., M.Ed., AHIP, with the 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award at its annual meeting in October. Sydelko, coordinator of assessment and outreach and a clinical medicine librarian with University Libraries at Wright State University, has been instrumental in advancing the skills of WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students in the domain of evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-making.
(Dec. 3, 2013) A Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine researcher is coauthor of a new study that explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s. The story went viral and was covered by NBC News, National Geographic, NPR and the Iowa City Press Citizen. Andrew Froehle, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Morphological Sciences and Biostatistics of the Lifespan Health Research Center, worked with researchers on a University of Iowa study that concluded that men’s noses are on average about 10 percent larger than women’s noses.
(Dec. 3, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine recognized several faculty members on Nov. 19 at its annual Faculty Awards event, which highlights the importance of teaching within the medical school and recognizes those who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching while serving as a role model to students, residents and colleagues.
(Nov. 18, 2013) Before starting KalydecoTM, the first oral drug that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, medical student William Elder Jr. had lost most of his sense of smell and suffered from debilitating sinus headaches due to the disease. His lung function was slowly beginning to decline, leading to serious lung infections. The drug changed his life. “I wouldn’t have been able to get through my first year of medical school at Wright State University without Kalydeco,” the Stanford University graduate said in testimony at a congressional briefing in July.
(Nov. 15, 2013) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Colleen Hayden, M.S., as the new manager of curriculum and instructional design in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Nov. 1. Hayden is responsible for managing and enhancing the medical school’s curriculum and facilitating the development, transition and implementation of a new curriculum, which will be focused on significant learning, milestones, active and engaged learning and professional formation.
(Oct. 29, 2013) Seven students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine were selected to receive a Choose Ohio First Primary Care Scholarship. The following students will receive an annual scholarship of $30,000: first-year medical student R.J. Sontag; second-year medical students Cara Schroeder, Thao Tran and Austin J. Williams; third-year medical students Stephen Knox and Zenar Tekeste; and fourth-year medical student Ashley Hotz. Hotz and Knox also were 2012-2013 scholarship recipients.
(Oct. 25, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine has named Therese M. Zink, M.D., M.P.H., chair of its Department of Family Medicine, effective Jan. 20, 2014. Zink comes to Wright State from the University of Minnesota (UM) in Minneapolis, where she served as a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Rural Physician Associate Program. She also served as director of UM's Global Family Medicine Pathway, drawing from international medical experience in the republics of Russia, including Chechnya and Ingushetia, and Brazil and Central America.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine professor selected to be a Gold Humanism Scholar at Harvard Macy Institute
(Sept. 20, 2013) The Arnold P. Gold Foundation selected Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine assistant professor, as one of eight Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute 2014 Program for Educators.
Wright State University names Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research
(Sept. 13, 2013) Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been named the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students named recipients of AMA Foundation 2013 Physicians of Tomorrow Award
(Sept. 10, 2013) The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation recently named two Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine students recipients of the 2013 Physicians of Tomorrow Award. Kyle Davis was one of 15 recipients nationwide to receive the Physicians of Tomorrow Award, while John Corker was one of two recipients to receive the Johnson F. Hammond, M.D., Physicians of Tomorrow Award for medical journalism.
(July 16, 2013) Alan P. Marco, M.D., M.M.M., FACPE, has been appointed associate dean for faculty and clinical affairs at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, one of the largest physician-managed multispecialty groups in the Dayton region, effective Sept. 9.
WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine class of 2012 gives more than $5,000 to Reach Out of Montgomery County health clinic
(August 7, 2013) Reach Out, a nonprofit organization, which provides health care services, and prescription assistance to the underserved and medically uninsured population of Dayton, did not have an adequately equipped kitchen for the volunteer physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. So the class of 2012 donated more than $5,000 to remodel the Reach Out kitchen.
(July 26, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will welcome 104 new students during a special ceremony on Sunday, July 28, formally marking the start of their medical education. The annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton. This year’s White Coat Ceremony is dedicated to Robert P. Turk, M.D., clinical professor emeritus, Department of Surgery.
Lakia Q. Gray named Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine director of recruitment and student development
(July 19, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine announced that Lakia Q. Gray has been named director of recruitment and student development. She began her duties on June 17.
(July 2, 2013) Boonshoft School of Medicine professor Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., and his research team have discovered a key protein that plays a critical role in the development of breast cancer tumors and the spread of the disease to the nearby lungs. “Although it’s still early to tell, the application of these inhibitors to research in human tissue is the next step that could lead to better, less toxic treatments in the battle against breast cancer,” said Cambronero.
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